Fall always marks the beginning of lovely things like cooler weather, colored leaves, hayrides, and most importantly, autumn-flavored food. All the not-so-summer foods we’ve been craving become suddenly available: apples, squash, warm pumpkin pie-like spices, and cider. And all you want to do is start baking up apple pies and hearty, rich stews. Luckily, there’s a place here in Los Angeles that feels the same way and wants to celebrate fall with you.
The original farmers market on West 3rd St. at the Grove celebrates each fall with a festival relishing in all the things we love most about the change of season. Filled with entertainment like arts and crafts, live music, and special kid-friendly events, the festival truly appeals to just about anyone. If arts and crafts isn’t your thing, perhaps a hayride? Or you can tap into your inner country-bumpkin with the pig races, petting zoo, and pie-eating contest.
Now have I gotten your attention? Yes, pie eating contest. No fall festival is complete without some sort of competitive eating, and pie is most certainly my number one choice. Other tasty fall-favorites are obvious standouts. Think about warm apple cider, caramel apples, candied apples, savory bites, and maybe even fried chicken. Oh, and did I mention pie? After all, I go to festivals with one thing in mind: “Where’s the chow?” That seems like a pretty common feeling amongst most attendees and for good reason.
The fest starts at 11 a.m. on October 20 and 21 at the farmers market on West 3rd St. All the usual stands will be open, partaking in the festivities and selling their usual delicious seasonal produce. Checkout these two fun videos of what the festival has entailed in the past: watch fall festival video or watch pie eating video.